In this edition of Get Golf Fit presented by Michelob Ultra, Karin Hart demonstrates Inchworms and Kettlebell Swings. These exercises will help you build strength, gain power and improve flexibility to see improved performance on the golf course.
Targets: Shoulders and core
Inchworms are a very popular exercise that works the entire body, but especially the shoulders and core. They may improve your strength and balance and help you improve your golf swing. Many other muscles are engaged and used for stabilization during this exercise as well.
- Stand tall with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms at your sides.
- Keeping your core engaged and back flat, bend forward at your hips and place both hands on the floor.
- Bend your knees slightly if necessary for flexibility to reach the ground.
- Walk your hands forward until you assume a plank position; keep your back straight and supported with your core.
- Reverse the movement, walking your hands back toward your feet, to return to the starting/standing position.
- Do 5-10 reps.
Targets: Lower body + cardio
Kettlebell Swings are a very popular exercise that strengthen the lower body and improve one’s cardiovascular shape. They may improve your strength and balance and help you improve your body’s power during a golf swing. Many other muscles are engaged and used for stabilization during this exercise as well, like your abdominals.
- Stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder width apart.
- Squat down and pick up a kettlebell with both hands with it hanging between your legs.
- Begin swinging the kettlebell between your legs, hinging at the hips and using your glutes and hamstrings to generate power through the swing.
- Keep your back straight and supported with your core.
- One swing counts as one rep.
- Do 10-20 reps.
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